Pop-Up Markets


MinorOak celebrates its history as a 1930s market building with occasional Saturday pop-ups, coordinating with Sneinton Market Square and Avenues Independant Markets. MinorOak’s markets always concentrate on local makers, vintage, upcycling, and direct trade. MinorOak has hosted dozens of pop-up markets, including Christmas markets, Ethical Markets, LARP (Live Action Role Play) markets, Pagan Markets, and privately managed market events.

Keep scrolling down for a list of what to send if you want to take part; it’s at the bottom of the page. But first, the upcoming markets…

2021 Christmas Markets

(in cooperation with Avenues Independant Markets)

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These are the days when another group of tenants will be organising Avenues-wide markets and MinorOak will be hosting a small section inside and next to our unit. Some of these are on vegan market days (main square) and some are not.

Pitches for the Christmas markets are £35, and we usually bill 2-4 weeks in advance. Please get in touch if you’d like to be added to the waiting list for any of these markets.

  • Friday 26th Nov., 4-8pm night market – FULL 
  • Saturday 27th Nov., 11am-4pm – (3) 4-foot hall tables available
  • Saturday 4th Dec., 11am-4pm – 1 outdoor pitch, (4) 4-foot hall tables available
  • Saturday 11th Dec., 11am-4pm – (2) 4-foot hall tables available 
  • Saturday 18th Dec., 11am-4pm – (3) 4-foot hall tables available

We now have small, 4-foot-table hallway pitches for all 4 Saturday markets at £20 each.  Please get in touch if you’re interested.

Trader Information

Please use the contact form or e-mail dee@minoroak.com if you are interested in trading at one of the markets listed above.

Dee will need your:

  • Business name
  • Phone number
  • E-mail
  • link to at least one website or social media account with photos of your recent work, if possible.
  • Your instagram @, if you have one.
  • A short description (1-2 sentences) of what you do
  • 2-5 photos of your work that can be used in the publicity
  • Your traders’ insurance (if you don’t have any, please say so – we may have a work-around)
  • The market or markets you are interested in
  • Your pitch preference (indoor or outdoor) and whether or not it’s a deal-breaker

What can you expect as a trader at MinorOak?

  • Free coffee, tea and snacks
  • Clean toilets, including one that is wheelchair accessible
  • An indoor market space that has
    • infrared heaters
    • wheelchair accessibility
    • a Stas hanging system (please mention it if you have work you’d like to hang behind your table)
    • a market banner for over the door
  • Lockable rooms where you can keep extra items, handbags, etc.
  • A helpful and attentive organiser


Our Socially Distanced Layout


Gallery Wall Elevation

(pitch 1 on left of conduit, 2 on right)

Outdoor Pitch Elevation and Table Sizes

(pitch 4.5 gets tables similar to an indoor pitch)